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13/03/2012Processed and unprocessed red meat blamed for early deaths from heart disease and cancer
Regularly eating red meat dramatically increases the risk of death from heart disease and cancer , according to a large-scale American study. In January, researchers discovered a link between eating ...
12/03/2012Scotland awaits decision from NHS about funding prostate cancer drug Abiraterone
NHS Scotland is due to make a decision on funding for prostate cancer drug Abiraterone, which has already been turned down for use on the NHS in England. Prostate cancer drug Abiraterone has been shown to...
12/03/2012UK adults are not getting 5-a-day of fruit and veg, and kids are drinking too much fruit juice
Over half of UK adults are not getting their 5-a-day of fruit and veg, according to a poll of almost 10,000 people, and children are consuming too much fruit juice. Although consumption of fruit and veg has...
12/03/2012Super aspirin can shrink tumours and tackle 11 forms of cancer
Scientists have created a ‘super aspirin’ compound which could shrink tumours and tackle 11 different forms of cancer . A number of studies have already indicated that long-term consumption of low-dose...
09/03/2012Genetic diversity in cancerous tumours eludes scientists
Although one day scientists might be able to personalise cancer treatment by targeting the genetic profile of a tumour, this vision remains a challenge as researchers discover that there is a huge diversity...
09/03/2012Rheumatoid arthritis sufferers more likely to develop heart problems and strokes
Arthritis sufferers are 40 per cent more likely to develop fatal heart problems and at 30 per cent greater risk from suffering strokes, according to a large scale study. Rheumatoid arthritis is an...
08/03/20125-a-day of fruit and veg will give you a 'healthy glow' say scientists
Fruit and vegetables give your complexion a ‘healthy glow’ and increase your attractiveness, say British scientists. It is already widely known that certain red and yellow pigments called carotenoids, found...
08/03/2012Cheap drugs Aricept and Ebixa could delay symptoms of advanced Alzheimer's disease
Hundreds of thousands of dementia patients could benefit from staying on certain drugs for longer, say researchers from King’s College London. Two drugs, known as Aricept and Ebixa, are given to around 50,000...
08/03/2012Breakthrough technique revives lower quality kidneys for transplantation
A breakthrough in kidney transplantation could cut the donor waiting list by 10 per cent, as it revives lower quality kidneys which would not normally be considered for transplant. In a world first, British...
07/03/2012'Global health time bomb' dementia is subject to a postcode lottery
After reports today that diabetes care is restricted by a postcode lottery , a new study shows that dementia patients are also suffering a ‘postcode lottery’ of care. According to Freedom of Information...
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